Photo: Boston College forward and Calgary Flames prospect John Gaudreau hopes to be a part of the United States squad for the 2013 World Junior Championship (courtesy of Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)
After being cut from the United States World Junior team last winter, John Gaudreau had doubts about his hockey career. But in fact, being cut has helped Gaudreau take his game to the next level for Boston College.
Photo: Cornell forward and Los Angeles Kings prospect Joel Lowry turned in a productive freshman season for the Big Red in 2011-12 (courtesy of Patrick S Blood/Icon SMI)
In the final NCAA 2012-13 preview installment, Hockey’s Future takes a look at the Ivy League. This season, the Ivy League features 25 NHL prospects representing all six-member schools. Harvard leads with nine prospects, followed by Cornell with eight, and Yale with four.
Photo: UMass forward Conor Sheary scored at a nearly point-per-game pace during the 2011-12 season and is looking to improve on those numbers this season (courtesy of UMass)
Conor Sheary had a breakout season last year for the University of Massachusetts hockey team. But with a new coach and system in place, he could be poised to have another big season for the Minutemen.
Photo: Clarkson University captain and Boston Bruins prospect Ben Sexton hopes to stay healthy for the first time during his college career (courtesy of Clarkson University Athletics)
Many players that miss an extended amount of time due to injury may lose touch with their teammates inside the locker room. It can be hard for a player to step into a leadership role when he has spent nearly as much time on the ice as he has off.
Photo: Former USHL scoring star Kevin Roy switched schools prior to the 2012-13 season and is now playing for Northeastern in the Hockey East conference (courtesy of Jim Pierce)
Like any NCAA rookie, Kevin Roy was eager for the start of his first year of college hockey. His excitement shone through in his debut with Northeastern University, where the Quebec native scored the game-winner and added an assist to help his new team earn the win against Merrimack.